Woman Falsely Accused of Stealing Train to Become Train Driver
20-year-old cleaning lady gets new job as compensation
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2013 6:39 PM CDT
The train crash—which wasn't caused by the cleaner.   (AP Photo/Jonas Ekstr?mer)

(Newser) – Earlier this year, a cleaning lady was accused of stealing and crashing a train she was on in Stockholm. Turns out, she didn't do it. So to make up for the double blow of serious injuries from the crash and calling her a train thief in a story that went viral worldwide, her employer is now training her as a train driver, the Local reports. The company has also guaranteed the 20-year-old, known only as Sara, employment for life. In addition to the injuries, Sara says the accident left her with a new lease on life. "If I can survive that, I can survive anything," she says.

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Jul 16, 2013 8:36 PM CDT
Stealing a train? Seems rather pointless. It's not that hard to find them,& really difficult to hide in your garage! If she didn't do it, I wonder if they found who did?
Jul 16, 2013 6:51 PM CDT
Per my husband one does not drive a train......one operates it. One is also not a driver but an engineer. He should know as he had 39 years of service.
Jul 16, 2013 1:07 AM CDT
Wow, Newser has a soothsayer. http://www.newser.com/story/comments/160993/cleaning-lady-crashes-stolen-train-into-house.html#comment-769210916